The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 280 310 240
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -70
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 392 332 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.60% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.65% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 189 239
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 34
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% -21.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.19 £19.10 £17.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 £27.65 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -19.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 357 £350 +2.18% 196
London +15 164 £363 +3.57% 83
South East +27 75 £375 +22.44% 46
City of London +14 34 £400 +11.49% 30
South West +12 34 £290 -17.14% 11
East of England +28 26 £288 -5.73% 22
Surrey +23 24 £394 +92.07% 7
West Midlands -1 20 £310 -1.97% 7
Hampshire -2 19 £375 +15.38% 7
Scotland +9 18 £350 -2.43% 4
Cambridgeshire +10 17 £288 -8.73% 13
Cambridge +7 15 £288 -25.80% 10
Yorkshire -17 15 £338 +20.53% 6
North West -19 15 £350 -17.64% 14
Bristol +13 13 £290 -25.16% 6
Redhill - 12 £520 - 2
Manchester -8 10 £363 +195.91% 8
Edinburgh +4 9 £375 +11.11% 2
West Yorkshire -10 9 £400 +77.77% 4
Oxfordshire -17 9 £445 +36.92% 9
Wiltshire +14 8 £375 +20.00% 2
Glasgow +4 8 £350 -12.50%
Birmingham +5 6 £300 - 2
Berkshire -7 6 £375 +29.87% 11
Hertfordshire +7 5 £375 - 7
Coventry +4 5 £350 +18.64% 3
Kent -5 5 £466 +3.44% 1
Leeds -15 5 £400 +77.77% 4
Exeter - 5 £313 -
Camberley - 5 £388 - 1

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 334 (44.24%) Linux
2 324 (42.91%) Windows
3 224 (29.67%) VMware
4 199 (26.36%) UNIX
5 169 (22.38%) Red Hat
6 168 (22.25%) Active Directory
7 137 (18.15%) Microsoft
8 135 (17.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 133 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 121 (16.03%) SAN
11 120 (15.89%) Puppet
12 119 (15.76%) Oracle
13 113 (14.97%) Solaris
14 110 (14.57%) Finance
15 109 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
16 91 (12.05%) DNS
17 89 (11.79%) HP
17 89 (11.79%) SQL
18 86 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
19 84 (11.13%) DevOps
20 81 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
21 76 (10.07%) Python
22 75 (9.93%) Apache
22 75 (9.93%) Perl
22 75 (9.93%) Configuration Management
23 74 (9.80%) ITIL
24 72 (9.54%) Cisco
25 71 (9.40%) PowerShell
26 67 (8.87%) Clustering
27 64 (8.48%) Security Cleared

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 75 (9.93%) Apache
2 59 (7.81%) MS Exchange
3 58 (7.68%) Tomcat
4 49 (6.49%) IIS
5 34 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (4.24%) JBoss
7 24 (3.18%) SharePoint
8 23 (3.05%) WebSphere
9 17 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (2.12%) WebLogic
10 16 (2.12%) Lync
11 9 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.93%) nginx
13 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.79%) GlassFish
14 6 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.79%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 49 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.05%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.26%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.26%) MS Project
4 2 (0.26%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.66%) Agresso
3 4 (0.53%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.40%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.13%) HFM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.38%) Office 365
3 10 (1.32%) IaaS
3 10 (1.32%) SaaS
3 10 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.79%) IBM SmartCloud
4 6 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.26%) Joyent
8 1 (0.13%) Route 53
8 1 (0.13%) Yammer
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 121 (16.03%) SAN
2 91 (12.05%) DNS
3 61 (8.08%) TCP/IP
4 59 (7.81%) NAS
5 57 (7.55%) Firewall
6 44 (5.83%) LDAP
7 37 (4.90%) DHCP
8 32 (4.24%) LAN
9 18 (2.38%) VLAN
10 17 (2.25%) WAN
11 16 (2.12%) VPN
12 14 (1.85%) SSL
12 14 (1.85%) SMTP
12 14 (1.85%) Internet
13 12 (1.59%) iSCSI
14 11 (1.46%) FTP
14 11 (1.46%) HTTP
15 10 (1.32%) SSH
15 10 (1.32%) VoIP
16 7 (0.93%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.56%) MySQL
3 41 (5.43%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (1.46%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.19%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.79%) DB2
11 6 (0.79%) Big Data
12 5 (0.66%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.40%) HBase
Development Applications
1 24 (3.18%) Subversion
2 22 (2.91%) Git (software)
3 20 (2.65%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.46%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.79%) Maven
6 3 (0.40%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.40%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.40%) Ant
6 3 (0.40%) JIRA
7 2 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.26%) MSI
8 1 (0.13%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.13%) Gradle
8 1 (0.13%) JUnit
8 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.13%) JMeter
8 1 (0.13%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 110 (14.57%) Finance
2 48 (6.36%) Banking
3 11 (1.46%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 7 (0.93%) Retail
6 6 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.53%) International Banking
8 4 (0.53%) Advertising
8 4 (0.53%) Publishing
9 3 (0.40%) Law
9 3 (0.40%) Legal
9 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
11 1 (0.13%) French Language
11 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.84%) Web Services
2 24 (3.18%) .NET
3 22 (2.91%) XML
4 19 (2.52%) HTML
5 13 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (1.46%) Middleware
7 7 (0.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (0.79%) LAMP
8 6 (0.79%) XML Messaging
8 6 (0.79%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.79%) WSGI
9 4 (0.53%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.53%) WPF
9 4 (0.53%) J2EE
9 4 (0.53%) HTML5
10 3 (0.40%) Twisted
10 3 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.40%) RESTful
10 3 (0.40%) PHP-FPM
11 2 (0.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.87%) Clustering
2 46 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.91%) Open Source
5 16 (2.12%) NHS
5 16 (2.12%) Replication
6 13 (1.72%) Thin Client
6 13 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.59%) Wiki
8 11 (1.46%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.19%) Statistics
11 7 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.93%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
11 7 (0.93%) Freedom of Information Act
12 5 (0.66%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.66%) Symmetrix DMX
13 4 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 334 (44.24%) Linux
2 324 (42.91%) Windows
3 199 (26.36%) UNIX
4 135 (17.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 133 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 113 (14.97%) Solaris
7 86 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 81 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 63 (8.34%) CentOS
10 41 (5.43%) AIX
11 31 (4.11%) Ubuntu
11 31 (4.11%) Windows 7
12 21 (2.78%) HPUX
13 14 (1.85%) VMS
13 14 (1.85%) Debian
14 13 (1.72%) SUSE
14 13 (1.72%) Fedora
15 9 (1.19%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.19%) Windows XP
15 9 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (11.13%) DevOps
2 75 (9.93%) Configuration Management
3 74 (9.80%) ITIL
4 60 (7.95%) Migration
5 44 (5.83%) Change Management
6 29 (3.84%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (3.71%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (3.71%) Capacity Management
8 26 (3.44%) Project Management
9 25 (3.31%) Service Delivery
9 25 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
10 24 (3.18%) Incident Management
11 23 (3.05%) E-Commerce
11 23 (3.05%) Change Control
12 19 (2.52%) Performance Monitoring
12 19 (2.52%) Service Management
13 17 (2.25%) Load Balancing
13 17 (2.25%) Workflow
14 10 (1.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (11.79%) SQL
2 76 (10.07%) Python
3 75 (9.93%) Perl
4 71 (9.40%) PowerShell
5 64 (8.48%) Bash Shell
6 57 (7.55%) Shell Script
7 38 (5.03%) Java
8 37 (4.90%) PHP
9 25 (3.31%) Ruby
10 17 (2.25%) C
11 16 (2.12%) Korn
12 14 (1.85%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.59%) JavaScript
14 8 (1.06%) VB
15 6 (0.79%) C#
16 5 (0.66%) VBScript
17 3 (0.40%) Scala
17 3 (0.40%) VBA
18 2 (0.26%) Groovy
18 2 (0.26%) AWK
Qualifications
1 64 (8.48%) Security Cleared
2 34 (4.50%) SC Cleared
2 34 (4.50%) Degree
3 31 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (2.38%) MCSE
5 16 (2.12%) RHCE
5 16 (2.12%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.19%) MCP
8 8 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.93%) RHCT
10 6 (0.79%) MCTS
10 6 (0.79%) MCITP
11 5 (0.66%) MCSA
11 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.40%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.40%) CCNA
12 3 (0.40%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.40%) SCSA
13 2 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.77%) SLA
2 9 (1.19%) QA
3 5 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 168 (22.25%) Active Directory
2 109 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.50%) vSphere
4 26 (3.44%) Hyper-V
5 23 (3.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 20 (2.65%) NFS
6 20 (2.65%) XenApp
6 20 (2.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 16 (2.12%) VMware ESX
7 16 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.85%) Samba
9 11 (1.46%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.46%) KVM
10 10 (1.32%) vCloud
11 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.06%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.79%) Shibboleth
14 5 (0.66%) Docker
14 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 120 (15.89%) Puppet
2 47 (6.23%) SCOM
3 40 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (4.37%) Nagios
5 26 (3.44%) SCCM
6 18 (2.38%) SCSM
7 17 (2.25%) Ansible
8 16 (2.12%) SCOrch
9 15 (1.99%) NetBackup
10 13 (1.72%) Tivoli
10 13 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 12 (1.59%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (1.46%) HP SIM
12 11 (1.46%) WSUS
13 9 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 7 (0.93%) ZABBIX
16 6 (0.79%) Backup Exec
16 6 (0.79%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 224 (29.67%) VMware
2 169 (22.38%) Red Hat
3 137 (18.15%) Microsoft
4 119 (15.76%) Oracle
5 89 (11.79%) HP
6 72 (9.54%) Cisco
7 47 (6.23%) IBM
8 43 (5.70%) NetApp
9 42 (5.56%) Citrix
10 36 (4.77%) Veritas
11 32 (4.24%) EMC
11 32 (4.24%) Sun
12 28 (3.71%) Symantec
13 18 (2.38%) SAP
14 17 (2.25%) 3PAR
15 14 (1.85%) BMC
15 14 (1.85%) Websense
15 14 (1.85%) F5
16 13 (1.72%) Dell
16 13 (1.72%) Brocade
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